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America's Most Bizarre Restaurants
Forbes.com ^ | 11/20/10 | Nicholas Gill

Posted on 11/20/2010 8:00:49 PM PST by DemforBush

Sometimes, food alone cannot make a meal. Your overall enjoyment in a restaurant can be radically enhanced by the right atmosphere and setting. For example, many believe that fish and seafood taste better in view of water. It's not that the composition of the food is actually any different, but rather that when your brain is stimulated your reception to seafood is altered...

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TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: dining; forbes; restaurant
IMHO, a couple of the concepts are not so much "bizarre" as "irritating". Grapefruit-cutting Ninjas? I'll pass.

I will say there are some clever choices on the list, though. The Fort in Colorado sounds like a keeper (anyplace that serves bison is a keeper), and I have to try Tony Packo's now that I know Klinger wasn't just making it up. (grin)

Here's a slideshow to all the places, btw:

http://www.forbes.com/2010/11/11/bizarre-strange-weird-restaurants-eateries-lifestyle-travel-food_slide.html

1 posted on 11/20/2010 8:00:52 PM PST by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

http://www.forbes.com/2010/11/11/bizarre-strange-weird-restaurants-eateries-lifestyle-travel-food_slide.html

There’s the slideshow in clickable form.


2 posted on 11/20/2010 8:01:24 PM PST by DemforBush (If I ever get back my blue jeans...Lord, how happy could one man be?)
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To: DemforBush

World most bizarre restaurant. Ed Devebic’s in Beverly Hills.


3 posted on 11/20/2010 8:03:04 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

If that’s “Debevic’s,” we had one in Phoenix....


4 posted on 11/20/2010 8:05:15 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Used to hang out there or bring dates.I was there closing night. Absolutely bizarre place.


5 posted on 11/20/2010 8:07:29 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: DemforBush

Chandler AZ

Lookat dem big b-b-b-burgers !!


6 posted on 11/20/2010 8:08:42 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld
I was there closing night.

That must have been something....I think they knocked it down for something else?

7 posted on 11/20/2010 8:09:18 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I do not know why it was closed. It was packed every night.


8 posted on 11/20/2010 8:09:24 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: truth_seeker

I didn’t click the slide-show...was that The Heart Attack Grill?


9 posted on 11/20/2010 8:10:38 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

No. The building is still there on La Cienega Blvd.


10 posted on 11/20/2010 8:10:38 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: DemforBush
We got a place back home - Curtis' Original Coney Island Wieners - that is our version of Tony Packo's. Sweat dogs to die for. Been around over a century and still drawing out-of-towners like a bear's butt draws flies. Some say it's the Coney sauce; some say it's the dog itself; most can't put a finger on it. But you get 'em wrapped in wax paper and buy 'em buy the bag, then put 'em in front of a crowd, and they disappear like bugs under a spotlight. They call them 'sweat dogs' because back in the day, they'd line them up their arm by the dozen while they prepped the buns to throw them on.

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11 posted on 11/20/2010 8:13:03 PM PST by Viking2002 (2012 - NO PRISONERS! NO QUARTER!)
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To: DemforBush

“I have to try Tony Packo’s now”

Tony Packo’s is great. I like their chili. Growing up in Ohio, our local grocery store carried their yummy pickles. Tony Packo’s is definitely worth a visit.


12 posted on 11/20/2010 8:15:26 PM PST by pops88
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

We must be talking about Debevic’s in different cities. We don’t have a La Cienega Blvd. in Phoenix that I know of...


13 posted on 11/20/2010 8:16:09 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

“I didn’t click the slide-show...was that The Heart Attack Grill?”

Kinda difficult to get my humor, without the visuals from the slide show.

Yes, Heart Attack Grill.


14 posted on 11/20/2010 8:17:05 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: Cyber Liberty

I am talking about the one in Beverly Hills


15 posted on 11/20/2010 8:18:11 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: DemforBush

btt


16 posted on 11/20/2010 8:20:31 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: truth_seeker

I sussed it pretty quickly. I know of the place. Breaks my heart all the times I have to drive past it and not stop. The waitresses do, in fact, look like that. A stethoscope is a nice accessory.


17 posted on 11/20/2010 8:21:30 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: DemforBush
Every time I drive past this place in Willow Grove, I can't help but laugh:


18 posted on 11/20/2010 8:28:17 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: DemforBush

I’ve raised goats. They are eating and pooping machines. It’s a constant non-stop what goes in one end comes out the other 24/7. I’ll pass on eating with goats.


19 posted on 11/20/2010 8:30:26 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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Being of Swedish ancestry and vacationing in Door County, Wisconsin, many times throughout my life, I've been to Al Johnson's in Sister Bay a lot. Good Swedish food, pleasant atmosphere, and a nice Scandinavian gift shop. The goats are only on the roof. ;^)


20 posted on 11/20/2010 8:41:01 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Swedih-American, whose grandparents came from Sweden)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld
I do not know why it was closed. It was packed every night.

In the words of Yogi Berra, "no one goes there anymore. It's too crowded."

21 posted on 11/20/2010 9:08:05 PM PST by Defiant (I'm a Fabian Constitutionalist. Roll back FDR and progressivism!)
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To: Defiant

There were a lot of visits of the LAPD and the Beverly Hills P.D. Where it was located its a juncture of three major streets and two cities so traffic in the area was terrible.


22 posted on 11/20/2010 10:19:06 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: DemforBush
Odd place to eat? Solos in Colorado Springs:

Part of the seating is in a Boeing KC-97 tanker.


23 posted on 11/21/2010 6:41:44 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: DemforBush

If you ever get to Wallingford Connecticut, try Trackside Pizza. 1928 subway car right next to the train tracks in a semi industrial part of town belies the quality of the food. The coal fired oven makes a pie that rivals anything you’ll find 15 miles south on Wooster Street in New Haven. And, no long wait like at Sally’s or Pepe’s.


24 posted on 11/21/2010 7:01:28 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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